Understanding Personality: Big Five Personality Traits

By Elif Çalışkan

Psychologists have generally tried to categorize people since the emergence of personality psychology term after WWI. They have also used those categorizations to predict employee’s behaviors according to various situations and their personalities in the workplace (Chan, 2004). Above all, personality refers to individual differences in terms of thinking, feeling, understanding, and behaving (APA, 2020). On the other hand, personality trait is classifying a person according to the degree off a stable and consistent pattern of behaviors, attitudes, and feelings of the individual (Burger, 2006). 

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